Beneficiaries

Of The Ongar Town Festival Fundraising

May 2019

£5000 was raised. All of the people below received a donation from the Ongar Town Festival Fund.
Ongar Croquet Club
Ongar Dementia Friendly Bowls
Ongar History Museum
Ongar Petanque Club
Ongar Squash & Racketball Club
Anything Ongar
Zinc
Ongar Bloom
United Reformed Church
Ongar & District Twinning Association
Many schools and clubs run activities on the day and raised even more money for themselves.

May 2018

Over £2000 was raised and given back to the community with cheques going to Ongar Netball Club3rd Ongar Scouts’ Big Build, Ongar Twinning Association & The Ongar Christmas Lights.

3rd Ongar Scouts Group’s Big Build Project

Our project’s aim is to raise enough money in order to rebuild the 100 year old windowless, wooden Scout hut (left over from the First World War !) and to replace it with a modern facility which will be fit for purpose and allow more young people to benefit from all that Scouting has to offer. It is wonderful to receive the support of local people plus several organisations and definitely helps motivate us to push on to secure the rest of the funding we need to complete the next stage. Thank you to Ongar Town Festival for you generous donation and we look forward to being part of next year’s event and to helping the Community.

Ongar Netball Club

Our players at Ongar Netball Club were delighted to receive the £750.00 from Ongar Town Festival towards our new Team Kit. This together with the added Sponsorship from John Sear Estate Agents has enabled us to purchase full kit for our 3 Netball Teams, enhancing our game and bringing us added motivation and enthusiasm.

We have had such an exciting year – finding a new Home Ground at the Ongar Academy with excellent facilities where we can train and play matches plus the ‘feel good’ factor of new kit. Our match results reflect just how much the support means to our Players and we thank everyone in Ongar that made this possible.

Ongar & District Twinning Association

The idea of a Town Festival for Ongar was created by members of the Ongar Twinning Association and the Ongar Petanque Club. This first Ongar Festival 2018 was a great success, seeing over 3000 people in Ongar enjoying all the activities planned right through the Town. Ongar looked amazing with its French theme, market stalls, Petanque Competition, entertainment for all ages, and the whole day bathed in glorious sunshine. Thanks go to all volunteers and supporters that made this a day to remember, and especially the Steering group for making it a reality.

Ongar Christmas Lights

The Festival Hosts were delighted to be able to give £200 to Ongar Town Forum towards their Xmas Lights Fund for 2018. This special annual event for Ongar is always popular with children and their families, and this year was no exception,. The High Street was packed, the choirs in St.Martin’s were delightful, bringing the whole Community together again. We ll done to all the organisers and it was superb to see Ongar in real Festival Spirit once more !!

Be part of the festival

Would you like to get involved in next years Ongar Town Festival? Are you a volunteer, Business, Charity, or Club in Ongar we would love to hear from you.

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